How To Potty Train A Pug Puppy
Pugs have gained popularity as one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. But like many other well-bred dogs, a Pug’s training can be a bit difficult, especially if you are new to housebreaking your pet. However, learning how to potty train a Pug puppy is not difficult at all. In fact, it can even be enjoyable, as these dogs are quite intelligent and eager to please.
The best way to train your Pug is to start when he is still a puppy. As mentioned above, these dogs are very eager to please, so starting early will help curb the enthusiasm and keep them from doing things that could become habits. One of the most important things to remember when you are training your Pug is consistency. You should only train your dog on the designated spot for potty breaks, which means sticking to the routine.
When you first bring your new puppy home, do not give him or her too much freedom to run around.
Let them know immediately where they need to go to do their business. Once they have been given a general area to “go-to” and learn their designated bathroom area, begin crate training. Keep in mind that when you are potty training a pug, you should never leave him or her in a crate for more than fifteen minutes at a time. A good rule of thumb is to spend about three hours per day inside with your dog.
When you begin your training process, it is important to stick to the routine as much as possible. Don’t let your dog try to break out of his pattern, because this can lead to all kinds of behavior problems down the road. If you have a favorite place in the house that you do your “business,” use that as a place to do the “business,” and only change back into your dog’s crate when you’re ready for him or her to go back out. This way, your dog will know where they need to go every day and won’t have to wonder where they should go every other day.
When accidents occur, be patient with your dog.
If the accident happens right in the middle of the day, pick them up and carry them to their crate. This is your dog’s chance to clean up and redo what they messed up, rather than being left to the floor. Be sure to keep plenty of water nearby so if you catch your dog doing an “accident,” you can clean it up with water before your dog decides he or she wants to do it again.
While you are teaching your puppy this new habit, keep in mind that they will eventually learn it on their own. Some dogs take a little longer, but that is to be expected. Just don’t give up! Your dog will get it eventually and then they will be much happier. You should also remember to reward your puppy when they are doing the right thing. It is really not fair if you punish your puppy when they are not doing the right thing.
Learning how to potty train a pug puppy is not that difficult.
Keep a close eye on your puppy while you are training, as they can easily decide they do not want to be trained anymore after one or two bad accidents. They could decide they prefer to go outside instead.
Potty training a dog is a fun and easy experience. Dogs are smart and they are not afraid to try something new once. The only thing you should be prepared for is that they may have accidents. They may end up having to stay in the crate during the night because they are so afraid. Just make sure they know the toilet is their place to go and they will learn in no time!